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Rhododendron of the Year Plant Awards: 2022


South East USA Region

R. 'Roseum Elegans'

Elepidote Rhododendron: 'Roseum Elegans'

Flower rosy lavender with reddish-brown dorsal spotting, ages to pink, funnel-shaped, 2⅜" across.  Ball-shaped truss holds about 20 flowers.  Blooms late midseason.  Leaves elliptic, olive green.  Dense and spreading plant with great vigor.  Tolerant of heat or cold.  Grows to a height of approximately 6 ft. in 10 years.  Plant is cold hardy to -25F (-32C).  Hybridized by Waterer.

 
R. 'Chapmanii Wonder'

Lepidote Rhododendron: 'Chapmanii Wonder'

Flower openly funnel-shaped, wavy to frilly edges, bright lavender pink.  Open truss holds 5-6 flowers.  Blooms early to early midseason.  Leaves elliptic, obtuse apex, cuneate base, scaly indumentum.  Tolerant of heat and humidity.  Grows to height of about 5 ft. in 10 years.  Cold hardy to -15F (-26C).  Hybridized by Wada.

 
R. 'Chojuho'

Evergreen Azalea: 'Chojuho'

Flower single, deep red changing to reddish orange to brownish orange, small, narrow, strap-like reflexed lobes sometimes with yellowish blotch, 1" - 1" across.  Blooms early midseason.  Leaves are lancelet to elliptic, about 1" long.  Compact, dense habit, with a spreading to rounded form.  Typical plant height in 10 years is 3 feet.  Plant and bud hardy to -20F (-29C).  Hybridizer is unknown.

 
R. 'Snowbird'

Deciduous Azalea: 'Snowbird'

Flower white with slight pink flush, tubular funnel-shaped, fragrant.  Blooms early midseason.  Leaves blue-green, orange with red and yellow tones in fall, deciduous.  Resistant to powdery mildew.  Compact, rounded growth habit.  Shrub grows to approximately 4 ft. in 10 years.  Cold hardy to -15F (-26C).  Hybridized at Biltmore Gardens.

Photos (top to bottom): Boris Bauer, Sally and John Perkins, Harold Greer, Don Hyatt.

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